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March 2017

Correcting the Record

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Wind-based generation is capable of replacing coal.

FACT: The development of renewable energy helps to support a diverse and stable electrical generation portfolio and wind and other renewables do play an role in helping to provide the electricity that we rely on to run our daily lives. However, the current state and costs of wind-based energy generation make it technologically and economically infeasible for wind to replace coal-based generation, now or well into the future. Furthermore, given the current state of renewable and energy storage technologies, mandating the use of wind in place of coal can actually have the perverse outcome of increasing overall emissions.

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